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Book Tag meme [Aug. 30th, 2014|03:37 pm]
Stephen
Thanks to andrewducker - doing this while I'm dog-sitting.

List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don't take more than a few minutes and do not think too hard. They do not have to be the "right" books or great works of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way. Nominate 10 friends.

(As I never use LJ these days, no point in nominating. If you read this and like the idea, go for it!)

Books

The Colour of Magic (my first Pratchett, loaned to me at Uni)
Shadow the Sheepdog (classic Blyton, stayed with me through childhood)
Ladyhawke (Classic fantasy, possibly my first!)
The Belgariad
The Stand
Necromancer
Aurian
The Hobbit
Less Than Zero
Taliesin

Comics

Transmetropolitan
Rising Stars
The Sandman
The Killing Joke
ASM #300 (I was lucky enough to pick this up from a newsagent when I was twelve)
Preacher
Barry Windsor Smith's Weapon X, serialised in Marvel Comics Presents, which I am lucky to have too
Strangers In Paradise
The Authority
An issue of Batman where Bruce Wayne takes some boys camping, and they all speculate on what Batman is like. Probably one of the earliest comics I read.

And many, many more!

Edited to add: a different Uni friend loaned me "The Authoritative Calvin & Hobbes", which had a profound effect on me. It would be wrong to omit that. Calvin & Hobbes can still move me in a way few other writings can.
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[User Picture]From: andrewducker
2014-08-31 04:59 pm (UTC)
I have the complete, hardback, collection of Calvin & Hobbes. It's awesome, and you're welcome to borrow it (although it's pretty hefty)
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